Whether you want to maintain your weight or lose or gain a certain number of pounds, you first need to determine how many calories your body burns in a day. There is a very easy formula to determine this. You take your basal metabolic rate and you multiply it by a number that states your level of activity. If you’re wondering what a BMR is and how to calculate it, we’ll explain it all.

**You can control how many calories you burn.**

Your body is extremely intelligent. It takes the necessary energy to function properly from the food you eat. The amount of energy that your body burns is determined by your metabolism. When you eat more than what your metabolism burns, it stores it as fat. You can’t control how much energy is used for all your systems to function properly, but you can control how many calories you burn by exercising more.

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